Hillary Clinton to Teach Global Politics at Columbia University Starting February

United States North America Higher Education News by Erudera News Jan 06, 2023

Hillary Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be teaching global affairs at Columbia University starting in the 2023/24 academic year, the university announced Thursday.

In a message to the university’s community, President Lee Bollinger said that Clinton will hold two appointments at the university, as a professor of practice at School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects (CWP), Erudera.com reports.

Regarding her appointment, Clinton said she was honored to join Columbia University.

“Columbia’s commitment to educating the next generation of U.S. and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges resonates personally with me. I look forward to contributing to these efforts,” Clinton said.

Announcing that Clinton will be a professor at the university starting next month, President Lee Bollinger said that considering Clinton’s extraordinary talents and capacities and her life experiences, she is unique in what she can offer the university when it comes to research, teaching, and public service.

“It is, therefore, with great delight and pride that I make this announcement that Secretary Clinton will be bringing her capacities, experience, and wisdom to this institution. I expect us all to benefit immeasurably from working with her in the months and years ahead,” Bollinger said.

According to a press release issued by the school, Clinton, who will take on her new responsibilities on February 1, 2023, will work together with Dean Keren Yarhi-Milo, administrators and senior faculty in different initiatives.

In her new position, the 75-year-old former Secretary of State will also work closely with Executive Vice President for Columbia Global, Wafaa El-Sadr, and CWP Deputy Director Ira Katznelson, whom she will help reflect on how the university can expand efforts to renew democracy and further promote engagement with youth and women across the United States and worldwide.

The university also said that Clinton will help SIPA, where she will be teaching international affairs, bring together prominent policy thinkers worldwide to discuss innovative policy solutions.

Commenting on Clinton's new role, Yarhi-Milo called her a “remarkable leader” who has done important work towards every critical challenge of the time, such as the global fight for democracy and the defense of marginalized people all over.

In May this year, Columbia University awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree to Hillary Clinton. Columbia University was founded in 1754; it ranks among the top universities in the world and enrolls more than 30,000 students.

image source: Hillary Clinton's Twitter account

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